This month I would like to continue discussing “core values”. It's become very clear that I need covenant relationships in my life if I’m going to fulfill my assignment in the earth as God intends. One of my core values is “covenant relationships”. I believe that we are in a season on the earth in which it is essential that we develop covenant relationships. In 1 Samuel 18:1-4 we find that David and Jonathan developed a covenant relationship. Jonathan discerned that David was to be king, the rightful king, and it was that discernment that actually drew him to David. It was David’s covenant relationship with Jonathan that kept him from being killed prematurely by Saul. I wanted to share some brief thoughts and reflective questions in regards to covenant relationships.
- A covenant relationship in our own life can serve as sources of encouragement, life, and keep us from premature abortion of our destiny.
- Are we willing to have deep interpersonal relationships with people? The inability to do so may mean that you need some inner healing. A lot of people express a desire for relationships, but are often not willing to open up their heart or even just spend time to develop a deep relationship with someone.
- Have you intentionally developed relationships with people? Relationships take time to build. It doesn’t just happen over lunch but over a period of time.
- In my own experience I have found that covenant relationships are organic.
- Not every relationship is intended to be a covenant relationship.
- The Holy Spirit usually is very clear on those He intends for me to develop as a covenant relationship.
As we move ahead in this season I encourage you to seek God for covenant relationships so that you would be linked together with people of “like precious faith” (2 Peter 1:1). And as you develop covenant relationships they would help you further the call of God upon your life, your destiny, and the destiny of what God is doing on the earth.